This blog is based on references in the Bible to fear. God wills that we “BE NOT AFRAID”. Many theologians state that the eighth deadly sin is fear. It is fear and its natural animal reaction to fight or flight that is the root cause of our failings to create a Kingdom of God on earth. By “the power of the Holy Spirit” we can be witnesses and “communicators” of a new and redeemed humanity “even to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7 8). This blog is dedicated to Mary the Mother of God.
traditional Catholic midday prayer is called the Angelus. Christians have
always paused for prayer at the noon. In apostolic times, it was called the
prayer of the “sixth hour”, counting from sunrise. It
was also at the sixth hour that Jesus was crucified. Though Catholics most
commonly recite the Angelus at noon, some pray it at six in the morning and six
in the evening. For those who wish to make personal change this is a good time
to examine our day so far and offer ourselves us to our God. It is at the
turning point of our day that we recall the turning point of history: the
moment when the angel appeared to a young woman named Mary.
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of
grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me
according to Thy word. Hail Mary…
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us. Hail Mary…
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made
worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our
hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by
the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory
of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.